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Causation Opinion Based on Incomplete Medical History Can Still Support Award 01/14/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 66 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 487 min read
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled that a medical expert opinion on causation by a doctor with an incomplete history of the worker’s back issues was sufficient to support an award of benefits. ...Read More
 
 

Property Owner, Contractor Had No Labor Law Liability 01/14/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 112 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 2 min read
A New York appellate court upheld a jury’s determination that a property owner and general contractor were not liable for a construction worker’s burn injuries. ...Read More
 
 

Court Revives Injured Construction Worker's Claims Against Property Owner 01/14/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 82 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 41 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a property owner had not been entitled to summary judgment dismissing a construction worker's claims for negligence and violation of the Labor Law. ...Read More
 
 
Safety Congress and Expo Set for March 6-8 01/14/2019
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 70 | 0
Registration is open for the Ohio Safety Congress and Expo, to be held March 6-8 in Columbus, the Bureau of Workers' Compensation announced in a ...Read More
 
 

Congresswoman's Campaign Fined for Lapsed Comp 01/14/2019
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 200 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
The campaign for U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-New York, paid a $1,500 fine for lapsed workers' compensation coverage last spring. ...Read More
 
 

L&I Adopts Rules Clarifying Self-Insurer Obligations 01/14/2019
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 79 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
The Washington state Department of Labor and Industries adopted rules to give self-insured employers some additional claims-handling authority. ...Read More
 
 

Safety Councils Offering WC Discounts for Employers 01/14/2019
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 74 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
Ohio employers who would like to reduce their workers' compensation premiums by as much as 4% are reminded that they can participate in safety programs sponsored by local organizations and the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation. ...Read More
 
 

Court Sets Aside Default Judgment in Dispute Over Unpaid Comp Premiums 01/11/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 473 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
A California appellate court on Wednesday ruled that an employer was entitled to have its default to a claim for unpaid workers’ compensation premiums set aside because of excusable neglect. ...Read More
 
 

DWC Adds Traumatic Brain Injury Meds to Formulary 01/11/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 372 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 78 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation added to the formulary drugs addressed in its Traumatic Brain Injury Guideline. Changes ef...Read More
 
 

Value-Based Care Struggles to Find Place in Workers' Comp 01/11/2019
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 477 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
Although value-based care may eventually gain a greater foothold in workers’ comp, it faces a number of hurdles — including providers’ attachment to the fee-for-service model, a webinar speaker said on Thursday. ...Read More
 
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